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  1. B757Guy

    United Airlines Lithium Battery policy?

    Yes, was meant to be humorous...
  2. B757Guy

    United Airlines Lithium Battery policy?

    Stick with United, the pilots are so much better trained than AA or Delta.
  3. B757Guy

    United Airlines Lithium Battery policy?

    Your laptop is fine. No need to worry.
  4. B757Guy

    Lion Air JT610

    Excellent point, but this issue is far greater than just an MX issue....
  5. B757Guy

    Lion Air JT610

    My understanding is that they will. However, the risk taker in me thinks shorting Boeing stock may potentially be a lucrative thing, as they have a huge mess on their hands with this. If this accident had happened to a US based airline, in US airspace, it would be a non-stop news cycle, and Boeing would be in far worse shape.
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    Lion Air JT610

    I can say this, both my airline, and the airline my wife flies for has it's pilots union in an uproar with Boeing over the MCAS system, and the lack of awareness they provided to the pilots. I've flown various Boeing aircraft almost my entire career in the military and now with my airline, and I'm very disappointed with them at the moment, for how they have handled the MCAS feature.
  7. I'm having a difficult time following the logic of your post. Things are worse today than before, but we if we just turn the screws a little tighter in the same direction, then things will get better again? If we want flying to return to the much more relaxed and enjoyable flying experience from 20 years ago then maybe we should revert to the much more relaxed rules and regulations from 20 years ago. I realize that a more relaxed attitude toward modern travel may be hard sell to worrywart homebodies, but for those of us who travel regularly it would be a welcome change indeed. It's been a known fact that alcohol is one of the main factors in air rage cases. I've seen it many times. The relaxed rules and regulations of 20 years ago are gone forever. This isn't about tightening the screws, it's about dealing with the conditions of air travel today, which are never going to go back to the "good ole days," sadly....
  8. I deal with the traveling public almost every week, and people are worse behaved now, then 20 years ago. I think this is partly because flying is simply not fun anymore, between cramped planes, TSA, etc. I also don't see it ever getting any better. It's controversial, but if we charged for overhead bin space, and did not serve alcohol on the plane or at the airport, it would go a ways to helping... Most of the issues I've had in the cabin, have been related to those two things.
  9. Try being part of a NYC based flight crew the last 20 years! I have seen it all!
  10. B757Guy

    Meeting my new love - The Boeing 777

    Yes! Even at MTOW, a V1 cut, while nerve wracking, is a bit less so, with all that power, and a few features the engineers at Boeing designed to help reduce the workload!
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    Checklists are for wimps

    "Downright scary was after Reagan fired all the union Controllers during '81, busted their Union, and replaced them with scabs. Listening to Ch 9, you could hear mistakes being made when taxiing, and the Officers saying "nice words" about them. " Respectfully disagree, I've been a pilot for slightly over 35 years now, first with the Air Force, and now a very large airline, based at an airport within some of the busiest airspace in the country, Almost unequivocally, all of the controllers I have ever worked with have been exceptional. Honestly, most of the mistakes made have been my fellow pilots, not the controllers.
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    Checklists are for wimps

    It's a combination of poor training, too much reliance on automation, and poor stick and rudder skills. Stick and rudder being one of the biggest issues....
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    Checklists are for wimps

    Many vehicles have automated headlights or windshield wipers but you still have to set the controls to the automated setting to begin with. Same thing with pressurized aircraft. The pressurization setting maybe have been adjusted intentionally by maintenance personnel looking for evidence of a leak and then simply left it alone after they were done. If the operating crew didn't bother to check the pressurization settings as part of their mandatory preflight checklist then you might have some serious problems. The 777 I fly has an automatic system, which is very sophisticated. Further, if there are issues with the system, we receive multiple alerts in the cockpit. I didn't read the article, so not sure what type of aircraft it was, but most modern airliners have multiple warnings in place to alert the crew, if there is a pressurization issue.
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    Meeting my new love - The Boeing 777

    Yes they are, make me smile every time I line up on the runway. Excellent to have all that performance as needed, especially when during a go-around. I've only done one real-life GA so far in the 777, and it was even better than the 75/76, which had plenty of power to get you out of just about anything.
  15. B757Guy

    Are You Afraid Of Flying?

    I get critiqued by passengers all the time, and have had some even try to argue with me about my flying technique when landing (i.e. flap settings, speeds, etc). I typically just smile and wish them a good day,
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